Livermore Valley Opera: Opera in the Vineyard

Livermore Valley Opera: Opera in the Vineyard

Nella Terra Cellars (map)

Please enjoy this opportunity to picnic, sip wine, bring family and friends, and enjoy live opera music in the vineyards of Nella Terra Cellars in Sunol. This private venue is not open to the public regularly so take this opportunity to explore the beautiful gardens of Nella Terra. 

You may purchase wine vouchers in advance for quicker service at the winery. Pick up your voucher at check-in. All wine options at Nella Terra will be $25. LVO will receive profits for wines purchased.

Purchase your tickets HERE! 

Livermore Valley Opera: Opera in the Vineyard

Livermore Valley Opera: Opera in the Vineyard

Retzlaff Vineyards (map)

Retzlaff will continue their support of Opera in the Vineyard as it has for several recent years, on a raised stage under hundred years old oak trees surrounded by the lovely vineyards. Bring your own picnic. No outside wine. Please purchase through the tasting room.

Tickets purchased the day of the event will be $55.

Purchase your tickets HERE!

 

Opera Neo: Idomeneo

Opera Neo: Idomeneo

Palisades Amphitheater (map)

Singing the Title Role in Idomeneo (Mozart)

"In Idomeneo, rè di Creta Mozart depicted serious, heroic emotion with a richness unparalleled elsewhere in his operas. Though influenced by Christoph Gluck and by Niccolò Piccinni and others, it is not a “reform opera”: it includes plain recitative and bravura singing, but always to a dramatic purpose, and, though the texture is more continuous than in Mozart’s earlier operas, its plan, because of its French source, is essentially traditional."
- Britannica

Opera San José: Pagliacci

Opera San José: Pagliacci

The California Theatre (map)

Singing Canio in Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): November 14m
Covering Canio: November 17, 18m, 20, 25m, 30, December 2m

The saga of a jilted lover and a jealous husband, Pagliacci tells the tale of Canio, the leader of a traveling commedia dell’arte troupe. Canio is the clown who must laugh, and make others laugh, while masking his grief after learning that his wife Nedda has betrayed him with another man. In the end, art meets tragedy in a rage of passion and jealousy.

Pacific Opera Project: La bohème - AKA "The Hipsters"

Pacific Opera Project: La bohème - AKA "The Hipsters"

The Ebell Club of Highland Park (map)

Reprising the role of Rodolfo in La bohème (Puccini): Dec. 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22

Likely the most important production in POP history, La bohème gave POP their brand (and mascot.)  The hipsters will return to the Ebell Club for eight performances in the 4th revival of Artistic Director Josh Shaw's production.

Dane will be singing opposite his fiancée, soprano Kerriann Otaño in her role debut as Mimì.

Opera San José: Moby-Dick

Opera San José: Moby-Dick

The California Theatre (map)

Singing Greenhorn in Moby-Dick (Heggie/Scheer): February 6m
Covering Greenhorn: February 9, 10m, 14, 17m, 22, 24m

COMPANY PREMIERE! Moby-Dick is an opera based on the classic novel by Herman Melville. Set in 1820, it tells the story of Captain Ahab of the whaleship Pequod, who after losing one of his legs to a frightening white whale, becomes obsessed with finding and destroying the creature at any cost. Only one crew member, first mate Starbuck, realizes the deadly implications of Ahab’s obsession and the risks to the ship’s crew. Since its 2010 debut at the Dallas Opera, Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer’s opera adaption of Melville’s classic novel has captivated audiences with its inventive storytelling, spectacular music, sets and visual effects. Performances conducted by Music Director and Principal Conductor Joseph Marcheso; Kristine McIntyre serves as Stage Director.

Opera San José: Madama Butterfly

Opera San José: Madama Butterfly

The California Theatre (map)

Singing Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly (Puccini): April 13, 14m, 18, 21m, 26, 28m

This is Puccini’s heartbreaking love story of betrayal about an American naval officer who marries a young Japanese girl out of convenience only to leave her as she faithfully awaits his return. Set in 1890’s Japan, this is Puccini’s devastating saga of devotion, tradition, and sacrifice, and one of the most beloved operas of all time. Brad Dalton returns as Stage Director; Joseph Marcheso conducts.